Shipping and Receiving Supervisor

Supervise workers in keeping records on incoming and outgoing shipments.
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Salary Range
$29,000 – $77,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Shipping and Receiving Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in verifying and keeping records on incoming and outgoing shipments, and preparing items for shipment: Studies shipping notices, bills of lading, invoices, orders, and other records to determine shipping priorities, work assignments, and shipping methods required to meet shipping and receiving schedules, utilizing knowledge of shipping procedures, routes, and rates. Oversees incoming and outgoing shipping activities to ensure accuracy, completeness, and condition of shipments. Determines space requirements and position of shipment in boxcars and trucks and lays out position of shipment. Determines routing and legal load limits of trucks, according to established schedules and weight limits of states. Inspects loading operations to ensure compliance with shipping specifications, and seals loaded boxcars and truck doors. Inspects material handling equipment for defects and notifies maintenance personnel or contacts outside service facility for repair. Maintains vehicle maintenance report. Directs movement of shipments from shipping and receiving platform to storage and work areas. Compiles records of unfilled orders. Posts weight and shipping charges. Prepares bills of lading. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May assist workers in shipping and receiving activities. May be designated according to function supervised as Receiving Supervisor; Shipping Supervisor.

Should I be a Shipping and Receiving Supervisor?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Receiving Supervisor, Shipping Receiving Manager, Supervisor, Shipping

    How to Become a
    Shipping and Receiving Supervisor

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